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Madeline Levine PhD: Ready or Not, Preparing our Kids to Thrive

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Katherine Delmar Burke School

7070 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94121

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Learn about the skills and parenting strategies our kids need to successfully navigate an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

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In The Price of Privilege, Dr. Madeline Levine was the first to correctly identify the deficits created by parents giving kids of privilege too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Continuing to address the mistaken notions about what children need to thrive in Teach Your Children Well, Dr. Levine tore down the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. In Ready or Not, she continues to show how these same parenting practices, combined with a need to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail. She offers help to parents to prepare their children to thrive in an unpredictable, rapidly changing and digital world.

Increasingly, the world has become disturbing, unfamiliar and even threatening. In response, protective pressure-filled parenting styles that push children to excel is leading to a generation of young people who are overwhelmed, exhausted, distressed—and unprepared for the future that awaits them.

But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics as well as extensive research, Dr. Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future. Most important, Dr. Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

Dr. Levine is also a co-founder of Challenge Success, a program of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education that focuses on providing parents and schools with the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated kids in a fast paced world with a narrow and an increasingly outdated definition of success.

This event is FREE for SPEAK member school parents, educators, and staff. A non-member fee of $15 will be collected at the door.

PARKING/TRANSPORTATION: Please do not park on 32nd Avenue between California and El Camino del Mar or in the parking lot at CVS at Clement and 32nd. Limited neighborhood parking: please carpool, take public transit or ride share.

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Katherine Delmar Burke School

7070 California Street

San Francisco, CA 94121

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